Below the Arena

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Below the Arena.

Our last site around Pozzuoli is the Flavian Amphitheater, the third largest after Coliseum and Capua’s. They are all elegant structures, which leave lasting impressions of beauty and function.
What is perhaps less known or described are the areas below the Amphitheater arena. It was amazing to see the well organized supporting corridors and areas, and to walk through those hallways, which are actually two or three levels down below. Some of these areas contained hoisting apparatus that could raise different stage structures into the arena openings to the amazement of the spectators.

Ancient Rome and Magna Graecia in Southern Italy and Sicily
Our trip of a lifetime was to tour the antiquity of Ancient Rome and Magna Graecia in Southern Italy and Sicily.  We wanted to capture the trip in time and space through an Ancient Rome Travel Video so we could revisit memories we treasure, and share the incredible sights with our friends and family.

My wife and I are history buffs and always wanted to visit the ancient Roman ruins and excavated sites that are scattered along the Italian peninsula and Sicily.  So, our goal for this trip was to have a lot of fun, while hugging some good-looking ancient stones along the way.

Trials and tribulations and incredible wonders were in store for us as we set out to visit as many of the lesser known excavations as we could.  The places few have heard of: The amphitheater in Capua that is almost as large as the Coliseum in Rome, the eerie, towering 2,500-year-old temples in Paestum, and many other ancient cities overlooking the deep blue Mediterranean Sea.

Around the ancient ruins we also enjoyed glorious Positano on the Amalfi coast, eating sweet “dolci” at night after simple meals with fabulous Italian wine.

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